Year 5 & 6
Teachers: Mrs Clare Kirkham/ Mrs Ruth Leach
Teaching Assistant: Miss Charlotte Maisey (Mon – Frid) and Mrs Lisa Howard (Wed and Thurs)
In Maple we are looking forward to sharing our learning with you on our class page. This term our topic is the Mayan Civilzation; see our class news for more details.
Homework this term will consist of spellings and times tables to learn each week as well as a Maths, English or Topic related task.
Homework will be given out on a Tuesday and must be handed in the following Monday.
Please keep reading regularly and sharing and discussing books with your child at home, even though they are now free readers and older. Not only does this improve their reading and the comprehension of the texts that they share with you but it is a great time to share together as well.
It is important that children are able to recall at speed all their times tables facts including the related division facts as this supports their ability to solve calculations accurately and quickly. The children will be given opportunity in class to practise their times tables but this needs to be complemented by further practise at home.
Children will continue to receive spellings each week and they need to practise their spellings at home; they will be tested every Friday in class.
These MUST include plimsolls or trainers – this term unless it is raining PE lessons will be outside, so please also make sure that your child has a t-shirt, shorts and/or jog bottoms and a jumper for PE along with hair tied back if your child has long hair. If your child has earrings they must either put tape (which you should provide) over their earrings for the PE session or be able to take out their own earrings. Your child MUST have their PE kits in school all week as it may be necessary to change the day.